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Musical Encounters with Dying

Musical Encounters with Dying

Stories and Lessons

Islene Runningdeer

This book explores the supportive role music therapy can play in the end-of-life care. Through real-life accounts, it looks at how to create a therapeutic relationship, help patients to reach final goals, work within cultural contexts and deal with difficult emotions. It also considers how best to support the families of the dying. ¬† more »

2013, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-936-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adults, bereavement, community care, complementary therapies, counselling, creative therapies, death, dementia, depression, expressive therapies, grief, health care, mental health, music therapy, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, pain management, palliative care, spirituality

Theatre of Witness

Theatre of Witness

Finding the Medicine in Stories of Suffering, Transformation, and Peace

Teya Sepinuck

Theatre of Witness is a model of performance that gives voice to those who have been marginalized, forgotten or lost to society, creating a safe forum for audiences to bear witness to accounts of suffering and transformation. This book chronicles the author's 26 years of creating theatre with people whose stories have previously gone untold. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-382-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, domestic abuse, emotions, expressive therapies, families, memoirs, offenders, psychodrama, psychology, resilience, restorative justice, self esteem, sexual abuse, storymaking, theatre, trauma, violence

Writing in Bereavement

Writing in Bereavement

A Creative Handbook

Jane Moss

This practical creative handbook provides imaginative writing exercises for counsellors, volunteers and others working with the bereaved, and offers advice on how to plan and run effective group workshops and individual sessions. Through writing, clients are helped to communicate their experiences of grief and adjust to life after their loss. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-212-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 264pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, death, depression, emotions, grief, group psychotherapy, mental health, palliative care, psychology, psychotherapy, trauma

Dramatherapy and Family Therapy in Education

Dramatherapy and Family Therapy in Education

Essential Pieces of the Multi-Agency Jigsaw

Penny McFarlane and Jenny Harvey

A collaborative therapeutic approach is often the best way to assess and meet the needs of troubled children. Focusing on Multi Agency Support Teams in educational settings, this book describes how specialist therapists and other professionals can successfully work together to become essential interlocking pieces of the jigsaw of emotional support. more »

2012, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-216-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: arts therapies, attachment, bereavement, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, counselling, dramatherapy, educational psychology, families, grief, group psychotherapy, mainstream education, mental health, parenting, pastoral care, play, play therapy, psychotherapy, relationships, self esteem, storymaking, trauma

A Manual of Dynamic Play Therapy

A Manual of Dynamic Play Therapy

Helping Things Fall Apart, the Paradox of Play

Dennis McCarthy

Children experience growth and change throughout their lives. This book explains how this reorganising process can be used in play therapy to help children dealing with social, neurological, developmental,¬†health and family issues. Theory and examples are used to show how to apply the practice with a range of clients. more »

2012, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-879-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: anger management, anxiety, attachment, autism, bereavement, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, emotions, expressive therapies, grief, intellectual disabilities, messy play, parenting, play, play therapy, relationships, social care, teenagers, trauma

Write Yourself

Write Yourself

Creative Writing and Personal Development

Gillie Bolton

Write Yourself is the ideal introduction to how to facilitate groups and individuals in finding inspiration for their creative personal writing voices. This book explains how and why writing is such an illuminative and cathartic process, and provides many practical exercises that encourage the exploration of emotions, memories and experiences. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-110-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: addiction, alcohol, anger management, anxiety, arts therapies, bereavement, complementary therapies, creative writing as therapy, creativity, death, depression, emotions, expressive therapies, grief, group psychotherapy, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mental health, mental illness, occupational therapy, offenders, palliative care, pastoral care, poetry, practical theology, psychotherapy, relationships, self esteem, self harm, storymaking, trauma

Art in Action

Art in Action

Expressive Arts Therapy and Social Change

Ellen G. Levine and Stephen K. Levine

The book's contributors explore the transformative power of the arts therapies in areas stricken by conflict and discuss how and why expressive arts works. They look at the ways it can be used to engage community consciousness and improve social conditions whilst taking into account the issues that arise within different contexts and populations. more »

2011, Paperback: £25.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-820-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adults, art therapy, bereavement, counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, death, depression, domestic abuse, emotions, expressive therapies, families, grief, group psychotherapy, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mental health, occupational therapy, poetry, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychodrama, psychosis, psychotherapy, storymaking, therapeutic communities, trauma

The Creative Arts in Palliative Care

The Creative Arts in Palliative Care

Edited by Nigel Hartley and Malcolm Payne

Use of the arts in palliative care settings is a powerful and effective way of addressing the practical, psychological, social and spiritual issues faced by service users in end-of-life care. This book uncovers the possibilities for using the creative arts and provides guidance on how to implement arts projects successfully. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-591-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: arts therapies, bereavement, counselling, creative therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, older people, palliative care

Dying, Bereavement and the Healing Arts

Dying, Bereavement and the Healing Arts

Edited by Gillie Bolton

This book describes a range of successful programmes pioneered by artists, writers, nurses, musicians, therapists, social workers, and chaplains in palliative care settings. These range from simple painting and writing activities to organized communal activities like writing and performing a play. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-516-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp

Keywords: arts therapies, bereavement, health care, interdisciplinary arts therapies, older people, palliative care, psychiatry, psychotherapy, social care

Empowering Children through Art and Expression

Empowering Children through Art and Expression

Culturally Sensitive Ways of Healing Trauma and Grief

Bruce St Thomas and Paul Johnson

This book combines personal and professional perspectives, using case examples as well as the authors' own childhood experiences, to demonstrate practical strategies for use with children, from drama and storytelling to sculpting with clay. It also equips the reader with knowledge of the theory behind these intervention techniques. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-789-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adoption, arts therapies, bereavement, child protection, counselling, palliative care, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy

Grief Unseen

Grief Unseen

Healing Pregnancy Loss through the Arts

Laura Seftel

At least one in five pregnancies ends in miscarriage, yet aftercare is rarely available for those who have experienced it. Grief Unseen explains different kinds of childbearing losses, such as failed fertility treatment, ectopic pregnancy, and stillbirth, and explores their emotional impact on women and their partners, and the process of healing. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-805-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: art therapy, bereavement, counselling, death, families, grief, health care, palliative care, parenting, trauma

Music Therapy in Children's Hospices

Music Therapy in Children's Hospices

Jessie's Fund in Action

Edited by Mercédès Pavlicevic

The use of music therapy in children's hospices has burgeoned since its introduction by Jessie's Fund in the mid-90s. This moving and extremely helpful text brings together the experiences of eleven music therapists working with children who are in the final stages of life-limiting illness. more »

2005, Paperback: £17.95/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-254-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, health care, music therapy, palliative care, social work

The Story So Far

The Story So Far

Play Therapy Narratives

Edited by Ann Cattanach

Play therapy can be a very appropriate way of facilitating this kind of expression. This book describes the work of nine play therapists through the narratives of children - and some adults - whose stories emerge during their play therapy sessions. more »

2002, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-063-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: bereavement, child protection, child psychology, children, play therapy

Bibliotherapy for Bereaved Children

Bibliotherapy for Bereaved Children

Healing Reading

Eileen H. Jones

Written to help bereaved children, this book enables them to heal themselves by reading fiction, a process termed bibliotherapy. Eileen Jones demonstrates how a well-chosen book can offer a personal encounter with characters who may have experienced similar emotions and how books can be read again and again to provide extended therapy for children. more »

2001, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-004-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: bereavement, child psychiatry, counselling, interdisciplinary arts therapies, psychotherapy, social work, storymaking

Grief and Powerlessness

Helping People Regain Control of their Lives

Ruth Bright

In this practical book on why and how people grieve, the author addresses the experience of bereavement and loss in a wide range of contexts, including: death and dying; ageing; disability; illness and AIDS; and cultural loss. It presents ideas for practical solutions and discusses strategies to help clients regain control of their lives. more »

1996, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-386-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, death, grief, music therapy, palliative care, psychiatry, trauma

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